Black Magic M-66

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Synonyms: Black Magic M66, Black Magic Mario 66
Japanese: ブラックマジックM(マリオ)-66


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 28, 1987
Producers: Bandai Visual, Network
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: AIC, animate Film
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.391 (scored by 52475,247 users)
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Ranked: #63462
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When two malfunctioning combat androids are accidentally unleashed on a "Terminate at All Costs" mission against the unsuspecting granddaughter of their creator, an entire city becomes the battleground and not even the military may be able to stop them! The girl's only hope: Sybil, a freelance journalist who's out to get the scoop of her life, if she can somehow keep both herself and her subject alive long enough to file a report. But first, she has to remember to put her clothes on! Co-directed by legendary manga master Masamune Shirow (GHOST IN THE SHELL, APPLESEED) and visionary director Hiroyuki Kitakubo (JO JO's BIZZARRE ADVENTURE, GOLDENBOY,), it's a tour de force of violence and mayhem on an epic scale as two damsels in distress and two deranged battle robots face off, girl vs. mecha style, in the all-time anime classic: BLACK MAGIC M-66!

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Apr 20, 2009
genomexec (All reviews)
A tight and tense little OVA co-directed by none other than Masamune Shirow. It focuses on just a small but interesting part of the Black Magic manga and expounds upon the basic story with some great animation and exciting action sequences. The music is pretty good, too.

Generally fluid animation compliments great character and mecha design. This will not blow you away, but it's good enough not to be distracting and the visual ideas carry it above other similar stuff.

STORY: 7/10
Simple and straightforward plot and not much excess. The story is a set-up for the action here, which is OK by me since it doesn't read more
Dec 10, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
This is around the closest anime has gotten to the "Predator" franchise, in this case with a bit of "Terminator" mixed in. The story is pretty simple, as one could imagine from that comparison, but a good story isn't a necessary element of the thriller genre. The way Black Magic M-66 goes about it is also pretty unique to anime in that the way it works is very similar to live-action thrillers of the time. There isn't any common anime tropes or symbols and the experience feels more focused, and a bit serious, because of it. This OVA also contains one of the most intense read more
Aug 2, 2014
Creator_Kun (All reviews)
I’ve had conversations with some people who have either general or diverse opinions over older anime. There are tons of older anime series, but people will either pass them off or think they are all like Dragon Ball. It's to be expected because the majority of them are outdated. But there is a difference, I think, between "classic" and "outdated." As for Black Magic M-66, I believe it fails to reach any sort of “classic status” and as always, I plan to explain my reasoning behind my claim.

Released in the year 1987, Black Magic M-66 as a whole is somewhat... well, FRUSTRATINGLY mundane. Of course, read more
Aug 7, 2020
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
This is basically the original Terminator with twice the robots and half the runtime. It’s awesome.

Black Magic is/was a collection of short stories by the Appleseed & Ghost in the Shell guy. This particular story, M-66, is about two military robots who get loose and the military/journalist lady trying to shut them down before anyone gets hurt. That’s about it, not a lot of intricate detail in the plot because it’s about the action. There’s only about ten minutes of character introduction and exposition before the action train hits full speed. And get this, the characters are actually likable read more

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